HC Deb 01 April 1949 vol 463 cc149-50W
Mr. Parker

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what was the total number of pounds of fresh, frozen and chilled fish exported from Newfoundland in 1947 and 1948; what was the total fish exported in those years; and what percentage the first was of the second together with similar figures for codfish alone.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

The following are the figures for which my hon. Friend has asked:

For Year ended 31/3/47 For Year ended 31/3/48
(a)Total number of lbs. Of fresh frozen and chilled fish exported from Newfoundland 38,502,955 25,26,822
(b) Total number of lbs. of all fish exported from Newfoundland including (a) 226,157,025 172,328,215
(c) Percentages—(a)is of (b) 17.02 per cent. 14. 66 per cent.
(d) Total number of per cent. per cent. lbs. of Codfish including Salted, Canned, frozen and other cures exported from Newfoundland 151,179,770 125,556,286
(e) Percentages (d) is of (b) 67.85 per cent. 72.86 per cent.

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